A 2006 study in the journal Cancer Research revealed that providing men with 600 mg of a catechin supplement (derived from green tea) each day prevented the transition from pre-malignant prostate lesions to full blown prostate cancer.
Green tea is a rich source of molecules called catechins, or GTCs, as they are often called. Studies show that GTC’s inhibit cancer growth in several experimental animal models.
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In the July 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition a published report, analyzing the data from twelve studies, showed that higher blood levels of selenium and higher toenail levels of selenium are associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. Both blood levels (plasma levels) and toenail levels of selenium reflect oral intake of selenium. In the past, several human studies have shown that higher selenium levels may help defend against the development of prostate cancer<... read more
A break through study published in Clinical Cancer Research (2009) showed that ingestion of omega-3 fats was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer by 63%. In this study omega-3 fats also protected against prostate cancer in men carrying an inherited genetic defect that is known to otherwise increase prostate cancer risk by 5-fold. To elaborate on that point it is known that men who make a particular form of the cyclooxygenase enzyme ( rs4647310 COX-2) are more in... read more
It is well established that inflammation in the blood vessel wall increases risk for heart attack and other cardiovascular events. Inflammation in the blood vessel wall manifests as high blood levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and other inflammatory markers, such as C-Reactive Protein (CRP). In a study published in 2012, involving 40 subjects with coronary artery disease (CAD), supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (150 mg/d) was found to decrease key markers of inflammation in these... read more
The recently published research paper by de Koning and felllow researchers, (Circulation, 2012) demonstrated what I have suspected and cautioned patients about for a very long time - but now we have additional objective evidence that explains the details. Based on data from 42,883 males followed in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, between 1986-2008, researchers showed that inviduals who consumed just one 12 ounce serving of a sugar-containing soft drink (not artificially-sweetened ... read more
Let me begin by stating that you should have a physical exam by your physician every year. This enables your doctor to assess physical aspects of health (blood pressure, pulse, skin lesions, respiratory function, rectal exam, prostate exam, internal exam etc), for which there is no substitute. Your doctor will also order some standard blood work to assess your blood level of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, and other basic blood parameters, along with a urinalysis. These procedures are designed to look ... read more